Checklist to be a Successful Entrepreneur


(This article was published under Paytm cash reward campaign held between  February 3-11, 2018. Author “Kajal Tyagi”, Email: “” has been rewarded INR 300 as Paytm cash for the same.)

When you will search about entrepreneurship, you will come across several different considerations. Many consider this concept simply owning a business, but if we believe economists, then it is much more than that.

According to most economists, entrepreneurs are the people who have the zeal to take on the risk of a new opportunity with a hope of the great profit and market their innovation.

They are a unique group of people who think out of the box. By drawing on a distinguishing quality in their personality, habits, and mentality, they present unique and innovative ideas to the world and straddle the line between madness and intelligence.

To be a successful entrepreneur in this competitive world, being an original thinker and coming up with excellent ideas are not enough. It requires more than that many people think.

A good entrepreneur does have tenacity and ability to take risks, curiosity and innovation, determination, and motivation. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Caterina Fake are the examples of well-known entrepreneurs who have marked themselves on the map of the world.

If you are someone who ever wondered if he was an entrepreneur, then it is the time to check on whether you have or not those characteristics what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

There is a list of characteristics which can be the pretty good indicators for you to start a new journey.

  • Self-confidence: Confidence is something which makes people believe in you. So, if you want to taste success, it is imperative to make people trust you with your confidence level.
  • Passion: At some point, you will not be making anticipated money even after spending an excessive amount of time and efforts. And in this phase, being passionate will help you to keep going. Winston Churchill said that “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
  • Competitive: You must have the eagerness to be several steps ahead of your competition by bringing the best to the market every time. This enthusiasm works to achieve goals amazingly.
  • Strategic Partnership Ability: Being able to create unlikely partnerships from out of nowhere for business profit makes you a good entrepreneur. Your ability to connect dots can make you conquer the world.
  • Logical Thinker: Ability to correct problems and the overall situation makes you a logical thinker and a successful entrepreneur.
  • Bossy and Enquiring Nature: Do you want to be in control and command? Are you a person who is always questioning why people do the things they do? If so, then yes, you can be an entrepreneur.

Even if you couldn’t find all these above traits in you but still want to be an entrepreneur, don’t need to get disappointed because you can work hard and develop more of them to enjoy this lifestyle that is not just a job or hobby. It is rightly said that “think big because life is too short to think small.”


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